…would look at the research university conceived as support of industry, with an emphasis on “productivity.” I am not at all opposed to work and production and I favor more of these and not less, but in this the product gets a distorted emphasis. The student’s putative need for improved study methods is conflated with this exaggerated emphasis on product and what falls by the wayside is research.
I have found the Osorio article I needed and it is very well informed. As I read I feel desperate and envious; he has read so many things carefully and I would like to do the same; I would also like to read his piece carefully, but I am skimming rapidly, looking for the concept I want to cite so as to move my own piece forward.
In this model actual learning can only take place during the periods called “procrastination.” I can procrastinate tonight and seriously consider the content of Osorio’s piece, and it will improve my mind and benefit me later. But it will not drive my shorter term word count up.
Academic advice. They say we need to learn time management, but I say we need to learn obstruction management.